WITH a more cohesive and controlled effort, combined with better discipline and decision making.

Park could have comfortably achieved the victory against an Ormskirk that was without a win this season.

But two yellow cards for technical infringements and a red for dangerous play weighed heavily against them in the 24-20 defeat.

An early injury to front row forward Williams was further misfortune , before Littler opened the scoring with a penalty, cancelled out almost immediately by a fortunate try from the home side as a penalty kick hit the post and rebounded into the hands of an on rushing Ormskirk forward, the try being easily converted

The visitors then engineered a good try, as a cross field handling movement via Green and Couzens found winger Houlton who crossed wide out for an unconverted try to give them a slender one point lead.

A penalty converted by Ormskirk restored their lead, but in a period of disarray, Park conceded two further tries, one from an interception which was then adjudged to be a penalty try, and another after a missed tackle allowed the ball to be transferred to the wing to cross for a try which was converted, making the score an unlikely 24-8.

Park made light of being down to 14 men and found a rhythm which gave first Couzens then centre Pape tries, one again being converted by Littler, but were disappointedly not quite able to add the score to steal a win.

On Saturday West Park entertain Liverpool Collegiate at Red Rocks, kick off 2.25 pm.